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Mountain lion, house cat stare-down captured on camera
http://www.kdvr.com/ ^ | 0/18/2011 | staff reporter

Posted on 10/18/2011 4:30:57 PM PDT by Daffynition

BOULDER, Colo. -- Mountain lion encounters in Colorado aren’t exactly rare, but they don’t usually produce such great photo opportunities.

Gail Loveman, who lives in Boulder’s Pine Brook Hill neighborhood, snapped a handful of photos of a standoff involving a mountain lion and her Maine cook [sic] cat, Zeus.

It happened last Thursday evening when the cougar walked up her porch and peeked through a sliding glass door.

Don't miss the slideshow!!!: http://www.kdvr.com/news/kdvr-slideshow-mountain-lion-vs-house-cat-20111018,0,964756.photogallery

(Excerpt) Read more at kdvr.com ...


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: kittyping
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To: Daffynition

51 posted on 10/18/2011 6:43:36 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (Democrats: "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.")
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To: Daffynition

52 posted on 10/18/2011 6:48:22 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Daffynition

One cat staring at another. :)=^..^=


53 posted on 10/18/2011 6:53:08 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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54 posted on 10/18/2011 6:55:50 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Over to you Slings and Arrows! :)=^..^=


55 posted on 10/18/2011 6:56:49 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Stonewall Jackson

Here’s thread for your jarhead bear! ;P

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2794367/posts


56 posted on 10/18/2011 6:57:51 PM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: Slings and Arrows

THANKS! You beat me to it! :)=^..^=


57 posted on 10/18/2011 7:00:27 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

A photo finish, to be sure.


58 posted on 10/18/2011 7:03:43 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Daffynition

I’ll tell you what - these photographics are absolutely beautiful. I can’t say enough good things about this photo essay. Spectacular!


59 posted on 10/18/2011 7:25:04 PM PDT by Saundra Duffy (For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: rintense

yes. I agree.


60 posted on 10/18/2011 7:28:57 PM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: Larry Lucido
I used to have a Maine Cook cat. Got tired of him yelling “bam!” every time he prepared a dish.

LOL!

61 posted on 10/18/2011 7:34:08 PM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: Daffynition

Man, those Cougars are beautiful, their bodies have great lines. Unfortunately, they would eat you if there wasn’t a barrier there.

We’ve got an Abyssinian that looks almost exactly like that Cougar.


62 posted on 10/18/2011 8:17:30 PM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: Daffynition

Time to cull the pack.


63 posted on 10/18/2011 8:43:52 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles.)
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To: rintense

I would, then again I’m not a cat fan haha. Although I also would of made some nice wall mounts from those cougars if they were on my property, no way I’d leave them around to feast on my kids.


64 posted on 10/18/2011 8:45:07 PM PDT by Bulwyf
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Heh...


65 posted on 10/18/2011 9:47:04 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Lx
Another stare-down>>>


66 posted on 10/18/2011 11:36:07 PM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: NorthStarStateConservative
I've seen a few that were 25 lbs of lean weight.

We had a fairly normal sized but a little bigger cat mate with a cat we found in a swamp with a torn out under arm that was a nice sized but not big. Kept them separate but somehow they mated. They had kittens that were 30 pounds of lean weight when grown. One of them grew so fast and big that it got really sick, the vet thought because it's body just wasn't keeping up with it's huge and rapid growth. The family that took her thought she was going to die but somehow once she was grown she came out of it. Something unusual happened with the mix of two fairly normal sized cats. The whole batch sure were beautiful.

67 posted on 10/18/2011 11:51:33 PM PDT by Bellflower (Judas Iscariot, first democrat, robber, held the money bag, claimed to care for poor: John 12:4-6)
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To: Daffynition

The bottom picture is so gorgeous. Someday, after The LORD comes back, we will be able to walk up to them and pet them. That picture sure makes you want to be able to do that!


68 posted on 10/18/2011 11:53:17 PM PDT by Bellflower (Judas Iscariot, first democrat, robber, held the money bag, claimed to care for poor: John 12:4-6)
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To: Bellflower

What part of Wisconsin was that?


69 posted on 10/18/2011 11:57:46 PM PDT by NorthStarStateConservative (Springtime in America will arrive on January 21, 2013.)
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To: Daffynition
Even with a substantial fence, that family is still not safe!

Saw a picture of your dog on your page. Hope your whole family including him stay safe.

70 posted on 10/19/2011 12:03:47 AM PDT by Bellflower (Judas Iscariot, first democrat, robber, held the money bag, claimed to care for poor: John 12:4-6)
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To: NorthStarStateConservative

Lived in Madison at the time.


71 posted on 10/19/2011 12:04:30 AM PDT by Bellflower (Judas Iscariot, first democrat, robber, held the money bag, claimed to care for poor: John 12:4-6)
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To: Daffynition

BIG problem with them not being afraid. And this is daylight too. I wouldn’t be caught outside NOT packing ...


72 posted on 10/19/2011 3:42:29 AM PDT by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: NorthStarStateConservative
My vet in California when we first got my Rocket (who is a Maine Coon, but a runt at his pre-CRF weight of 18 lbs.) had a Maine Coon, "Tucker," who weighed 28 lbs. He and my Rocket looked like brothers, but my Rocket was the "kitten" next to Tucker. They were/are both black and white with similar patterns.

My poor vet accidentally killed Tucker when he needed surgery but was violently allergic to the anesthesia drugs. My vet was heartbroken for a very long time.

If ever there was a vet who loved cats, it was that gentleman. He fell in love with Muffin, our second cat, and he came to our house to do the deed when The Muff had to be killed. He cried with us.

I wish he'd move to Ohio.
73 posted on 10/19/2011 4:34:23 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Bellflower

Thanks so much Bell ... We’re relatively safe from cougars here in Connecticut [excepting the unusual stray from South Dakota LOL ... lions here have been declared *extinct*] ...our biggest worry is dying from a thousand paper cuts from the liberal regimes that proliferate the Northeast.


74 posted on 10/19/2011 6:04:06 AM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: EBH

Yep. Where there’s one...there’s more! Guess it’s the price you pay for living in God’s country. They are magnificent critters...which explains my fascination with them....thankfully from afar. :)


75 posted on 10/19/2011 6:08:12 AM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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76 posted on 10/19/2011 6:11:16 AM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: Daffynition
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77 posted on 10/19/2011 7:10:07 AM PDT by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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To: Daffynition

Looks like a young male..they are especially beautiful cats.Your kitty’s quite gorgeous as well!


78 posted on 10/19/2011 2:13:04 PM PDT by gimme1ibertee ("Criticism......brings attention to an unhealthy state of things"-Winston Churchill)
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To: gimme1ibertee

Sorry..I meant Gail’s kitty...


79 posted on 10/19/2011 2:14:20 PM PDT by gimme1ibertee ("Criticism......brings attention to an unhealthy state of things"-Winston Churchill)
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To: Daffynition

“Heavens to Murgatroyd!”


80 posted on 10/19/2011 2:30:27 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu.)
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To: Bellflower

If you still have one of the queens from that litter, I might want to breed them sometime. I live in Eastern MN. I have an unaltered red male that’s 17 lbs lean and I’m looking to breed a few orange coated biggies.


81 posted on 10/20/2011 7:52:50 PM PDT by NorthStarStateConservative (Springtime in America will arrive on January 21, 2013.)
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To: jazusamo
Thanks for the pings, Jaz!

Back now.

82 posted on 10/26/2011 3:34:53 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Daffynition
I used to be owned by a Siamese/Maine coon mix. He looked like a Siamese but was the size of a Maine coon....had a sweet nature and was very smart.

He died eight years ago and I still miss him

83 posted on 10/26/2011 3:44:54 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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